What Does Caffeine Do for Your Skin?

What Does Caffeine Do for Your Skin?

If you’re like us, you look forward to the jolt of energy that a great cup of coffee or tea provides you in the morning. You know that caffeine will give you the boost you’re looking for, but did you know that when used in your skin care routine and applied topically, it can also have benefits? It’s not included in skin care products like eye creams for nothing. So here, we’re sharing what caffeine does for the skin, as well as our current skin care must-have formulated with caffeine.

What Caffeine Does for The Skin

You’ve probably heard of eye creams or anti-cellulite products with caffeine in their formulations 一 and it’s about to make sense. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), caffeine is effectively able to penetrate the skin and not only stimulates the degradation of fats, but also prevents excessive accumulation of fat in the cells. In simpler terms, caffeine works to prevent and treat inflammation. Inflammation often shows up in the skin as under eye bags, hence why the ingredient is used in so many eye creams.

The NCBI also states that caffeine has antioxidant properties which helps to slow down photoaging (skin aging due to UV damage), and increase the circulation of blood in the skin. Promoting blood circulation can help to decrease the appearance of vascular dark circles which can result from blood pooling under the eyes. Considering that caffeine addresses the causes of eye bags and dark circles, it’s no wonder why it’s a popular ingredient in eye serums too.

Via: L'Oréal

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